CAT 2018 Highlights
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
•4 passages (with five questions) and 1 passage (with four questions)
•Summary: 3 questions
(these 27 questions were objective type questions.)
•Para jumbles: 4 questions
•Odd one out: 3 questions
(These 7 were non MCQ questions.)
•Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension had some tricky, ‘read between the lines’ kind of passages.
•And in each passage around 2 were doable and rest a tad confusing.
• Summary questions had 1 easy and 2 a bit tricky between options. Out of Context had one sitter, rest confusing. And same with the parajumbles.
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
•There were 8 sets of 4 questions each.
•A total of 24 were objective type questions whereas the other 8 were non MCQ.
•There was no set that had all 4 TITA questions.
•Arithmetic and Geometry were higher in number. Algebra, Modern Maths were in the next tier with 5-6 questions.
•Number System and Logarithm each had at least 2 questions.
•Quant had considerably high number of calculation intensive questions.
•Overall the section was slightly on higher difficulty side.
No change in Scoring pattern: Scoring pattern in CAT 2018 has remained to +3 for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer for MCQs and +3 for correct answer and 0 negative marking for wrong answer in Non-MCQs.
•Anybody with 15 correct in verbal is very good. Because the paper was designed to make people attempt a lot of questions.
•It will be surprising if QA cutoff goes higher than 8-9 questions.
•And LRDI was a real pain too. Again, a 10+ correct in LRDI would be good enough to clear the cutoff.